The Miami-Dade Democratic Party is launching a new candidate recruitment initiative to actively recruit energetic, civically engaged leaders to run in key seats across Miami.
"No seat occupied by a Republican should ever go unchallenged," said Annette Taddeo-Goldstein, Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chair and Florida Democratic Party Vice-chair. "Our goal is to broaden the bench in Miami, and ultimately to grow the pipeline of talented candidates entering politics statewide. We want to make sure that candidates considering possible runs know that the Democratic Party is a resource to them."
The Miami Dems' first political candidacy meet & greet will take place today, Wednesday, August 21st, from 6 - 7:30 pm at Los Arrieros Restaurant (10995 SW 40th Street, Miami, 33165; directions here).
Miami-Dade is an overwhelmingly blue county, delivering a 208,000-vote margin of victory for President Obama in 2012 (a margin that pushed him to victory statewide). Across the county, Democratic candidates are challenging and making headway in traditionally Republican districts.
Yet the county is still disproportionately represented by Republican incumbents who no longer represent the values of their communities. To close this gap, the Miami Dems are actively recruiting candidates to run in Florida districts currently represented by Republicans.
Learn more about the event here. If you are interested in running for office, email Miami-Dade Dems Executive Director Juan Cuba at firstname.lastname@example.org.